Articles Archive for May 2011
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Reading this makes me hate my sociology professor in college. I can’t remember ever being so hooked by a non-fiction read. And if this is what my sociology class could have been… well, I feel cheated.
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference is Malcolm Gladwell’s theory that all social epidemics – whether good (reducing crime in NYC) or bad (suicide) – can be attributed to a few consistent factors: a few key players (connectors, mavens & salesmen), the stickiness factor and context. If you’re in marketing, your …
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It seems everyone is talking about Todd Burpo’s account of his son Colton’s celestial visit in Heaven is for Real. And before I get started let me say, this is NOT a literary read. So, with that said, let me dive in.
If you haven’t heard about this book, Colton Burpo had a severe case of appendicitis when he was four. He was in emergency surgery, suffering from a very high fever, and the doctors really didn’t think he’d make it. But he did. Several months after the ordeal, he started …
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Melanie Benjamin’s Alice I Have Been made quite a splash when it was published in 2010. The reviews that I read were mixed, and so it wasn’t on my TBR until my mom read it and said I HAD to read it. Now. Like, Go. Get. It. Now. And. Read. It. (Has she seen my TBR pile?) However, a week or so after this conversation, I saw it a my local library while I was looking for my next audio book, so I picked it up.
What I knew before my …
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Some would say it is the most unlikely of friendships. He’s best known for his years crafting men from boys on the gridiron. She’s known for crafting iconic characters that leaped from the pages to the big screen. Auburn football coach; Pulitzer Prize winning author.
When Coach Pat Dye sent word to Harper Lee that he wanted to meet her, she responded, “I don’t know why – I don’t know a thing about football.”
To which he replied, “That’s OK – I don’t know a thing about literature.”
But what they do have …